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The Federal Trade Commission will not block Google's $3.1 billion dollar deal to acquire Internet advertising company DoubleClick.
XM Satellite Radio Holdings said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission closed its inquiry into XM's marketing and customer service practices without any action.
Internet advertisers have fallen short of promised self-regulation in respecting Internet users' privacy, a Federal Trade Commission official said, even as one firm, Tacoda, said it decided to refrain from collecting some sensitive information.
Intel Corp. plans to respond quickly to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission request for more information on a plan to merge its flash memory chip business with that of Switzerland's STMicroelectronics NV.
Big oil companies did not conspire to raise U.S. gasoline prices last summer, as it was high crude oil costs and supply problems that caused the spike in pump prices, government investigators said Thursday.
Rio Tinto, the world's third largest miner by revenues, said Monday it has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $38.1 billion (28 billion euros) takeover of Alcan.
Whole Foods Market's plan to buy Wild Oats Markets is on hold again after an appeals court demanded more time Monday to consider a request by U.S. antitrust regulators to stop the deal.
The Federal Trade Commission has also asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to delay the closing of the deal pending the outcome of the appeal.
Whole Foods Market reported quarterly earnings above Wall Street projections on strong same-store sales.
Competition between Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Markets had led to lower profit margins, an economist told a U.S. federal judge Tuesday who is weighing whether to block a merger of the organic grocers.
At this point, most every business observer seems familiar with the anonymous Web antics of Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey. While corporate-law experts debate the legality of his acts, investors are asking what it all means for the company's value. Andrew Wilkinson, senior market analyst at Interactive Brokers, joined "Power Lunch" to offer the options market's view of Whole Foods.
The chief executive of Whole Foods Market posted messages on a Yahoo! chat forum under an alias for years, talking up his own company while predicting a bleak future for Wild Oats Markets, the rival it has since sought to acquire.
The chief executive of Whole Foods Market told his board that if Whole Foods bought its leading rival, the company would "eliminate forever" the possibility that anyone else could create a nationwide competitor in the natural and organic grocery business, government lawyers say.
Federal antitrust regulators have cleared Cerberus Capital Management's $7 billion purchase of Chrysler, people close to the deal said.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Philip Morris USA, a unit of Altria Group, should not be decided in federal court, handing a defeat to the tobacco company.
Wild Oats Markets said that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission will file a lawsuit to block its acquisition by Whole Foods Market and that the companies will challenge the opposition.
Another day, another spate of Google headlines. Read them, and go no further and it looks as if this company is under attack from all sides: The Federal Trade Commission opens an anti-trust investigation; the company's multi-million investment in co-founder Sergey Brin's new wife's biotech start-up is raising hackles. Oh the horror!